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MLS Game Summary - Toronto FC at Columbus



(Saturday, April 5, 2014)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Toronto FC 2, Columbus 0

Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Toronto FC handed the Columbus Crew its first blemish of the season on Saturday as goals from Michael Bradley and Issey Nakajima-Farran helped the Canadian outfit to a 2-0 win at Crew Stadium.

Columbus opened its campaign with three successive victories, but fell behind to a goal from Bradley after 11 minutes while Nakajima-Farran netted his first MLS goal five minutes from time after coming off the bench to secure the win.

After losing 3-0 to Real Salt Lake in its last match, Toronto was determined to bounce back against its Trillium Cup rival. And after Columbus goalkeeper Steve Clark produced a nice save to deny Dwayne De Rosario in the seventh minute, Bradley found the net a few minutes later.

Mark Bloom fed the ball into the penalty area for Bradley, and he drove a low shot through the legs of Clark from a tight angle.

Toronto goalkeeper Julio Cesar was busy after the break as he had to make nice stops on long-range efforts from both Bernardo Anor and Tony Tchani.

Gilberto tried to double the lead for the visitors with a shot that struck the crossbar, but Nakajima-Farran put the result beyond reach in the 85th when he slid in to finish off a cross from Justin Morrow.

Ethan Finlay had the Crew's final chance in stoppage time, but his effort crashed against the crossbar.

04/05 20:08:09 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
CHI 4
CAR 1
 
Final
SAV 49
NCCU 62
 
Final
MIA 7
FIU 2
 
Final
DET 12
FLASO 2
 
Final
PHI 103
TOR 114
Final
BRK 110
GSW 108
Final
MIA 115
PHO 98
 
4th
MIN 105
LAC 108
 
4th
DAL 87
NOP 76
 
Final
TEX 61
BAY 59
Final
SYR 47
UVA 59
Final
SHSU 76
CARK 49
 
Final
NWST 92
SELA 79
 
Final
NCAT 67
COOK 50
 
Final
HOW 61
NORST 59
 
Final
DELST 85
HAMP 75
 
Final
STEPH 83
INCWORD 62
 
Final
MCNST 70
LAM 69
 
Final
NO 79
NICST 89
 
Final
SAV 49
NCCU 62
 
2nd
ALAAM 61
TXSOU 72
 
2nd
VT 46
BC 57
 
2nd
MVSU 55
GRAM 52
 
2nd
ISU 47
OKLA 48
 
2nd
ALAST 46
PVU 50
 
Half
ARKPB 39
JST 30
 
Final
NYR 4
NAS 1
3rd
CHI 4
CAR 1
 
1st
SJS 1
MON 0